Where I’ve been


Associate copy editor
August 2019 — Present

Copy edited and fact-checked all news, politics and original series videos, as well as a daily newsletter. Reviewed content for style, grammar, spelling, clarity and factual accuracy. Served as primary copy resource for staff, maintaining in-house style guide, fielding grammar and style questions, and facilitating conversations about inclusive language.


August 2015 — August 2019

Distilled complex legal developments into three easy-to-read stories a day, focusing on consumer protection and cybersecurity. Attended court proceedings, covered breaking news, and pitched and wrote features and analysis pieces. Won two internal headline awards.

News apprentice
May 2015 — July 2015

Wrote several articles a week on court decisions, motions, new suits and high-level hires in areas like retail, food and entertainment. Analyzed court documents for news value, pitched story ideas and assisted reporters with background research.

News assistant
September 2014 — April 2015

Researched and pitched story ideas. Analyzed court documents for news value. Assisted reporters with background research.

The Virginian-Pilot

Dow Jones News Fund intern
June 2014 — August 2014

Copy edited and fact-checked articles for AP style, grammar, spelling, punctuation, structure and factual accuracy. Worked on print stories, as well as online breaking news coverage. Crafted headlines and captions to fit space provided by designers. Attended weeklong Dow Jones News Fund residency for training on editing and newspaper design with industry leaders.

The Independent Florida Alligator

Freelance editor
January 2014 — May 2014

Screened and edited submissions for daily newspaper with circulation of 35,000, making it the nation’s largest student-run paper. Frequently wrote and copy edited stories.

Copy desk chief
August 2012 — December 2013

Managed 10 staff members in editing several issues a week by assigning articles to editors, making final style decisions, checking editing choices, perfecting headlines and proofing pages. Maintained and enforced in-house style guide.

Copy editor
October 2012 — June 2012

Edited stories for AP style, punctuation, grammar, spelling and accuracy.

Tower Publications

Editorial intern
January 2014 — May 2014

Wrote and photographed feature stories for the quarterly Our Town family of magazines and the monthly Senior Times magazine. Assisted with copy editing of feature stories. Researched and assisted with the creation of monthly and seasonal event calendars.

USA Today College

Collegiate correspondent
September 2013 — December 2013

Pitched and wrote student-oriented stories for national newspaper’s college blog, a number of which were selected for publication on main USA Today site.

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Reporting intern
June 2013 — August 2013

Covered print and online assignments for entertainment and lifestyle desks at daily newspaper, producing everything from recipe roundups to in-depth features. Published stories, photos, videos and multimedia pieces to web. Copy edited student stories for high school journalism program and other reporters’ work during Comic-Con.

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

Photography curatorial intern
January 2013 — May 2013

Researched art and artists in support of exhibition planning. Assisted in exhibition planning and installation, including preparation of design and layout, labels and text panels. Worked on ongoing collection management projects, including research and cataloging of new acquisitions, and expanding and correcting existing records.

Family programs assistant
August 2012 — December 2012

Worked in children and family programming. Helped plan and prepare activities for bimonthly art program for children ages 2 to 5. Assisted with programs and guided children in completing projects. Worked on full-day family program. Researched exhibits and artworks to prepare gallery guides and project sheets for programming.

The Gainesville Sun

May 2012 — August 2012

Covered local news for daily newspaper. Found sources, conducted interviews, wrote and edited a variety of pieces. Worked on feature, news and entertainment stories.

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